World Afro Day is an annual celebration to end racial discrimination. It allows people with dark skin to enjoy natural beauty. It is celebrated on September 15th.
The purpose of World Afro Day is to allow blacks and mixed races to feel freer. The time when they were enslaved is long gone. Today, people can sport any hairstyle, not hiding their naturally wavy and curly hair, thereby preserving the traditions and customs of their people.
When the population of Africa was enslaved, people with dark skin had to adapt to their masters. After several hundred years, many continue to cut their hair short or straighten their hair – this is a very difficult and dangerous process. The constant use of chemicals and special devices for hair straightening has a negative effect on hair structure and can lead to premature hair loss.
Many people, when they saw typical African American hairstyles, thought they looked very untidy. Such stereotypes in society made black people feel uncomfortable. It’s time to let go of prejudice!
- In Africa, long, thick, and healthy hair was highly valued among women. It meant energy and vitality. Such women could give birth to healthy children.
- African American hairstyles are in demand in modern fashion. They allow you to add an exotic look and focus on the upper body.
How to take part
Congratulate your friends and acquaintances if they are African American or mixed race. Compliment their appearance.
Learn more about African culture and the history of this people. Find out where people of mixed races live. You can also create a social media post to tell people about this a holiday.
When is World Afro Day celebrated in 2023?
World Afro Day is observed on September 15 each year.